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November 8, 2018

Duty on certain steel plate from three countries could expire in January

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal's finding of January 2004 (twice renewed since) concerning the dumping of certain hot-rolled carbon steel plate and certain high-strength low-alloy steel plate originating in or exported from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Romania is scheduled to expire on January 6, 2019, unless the Tribunal has initiated an expiry review.

Under Canadian law, findings of injury or threat of injury and the associated special protection in the form of anti-dumping and/or countervailing duty expire five years from the date of the last order or finding, unless an expiry review has been initiated before that date.

The Tribunal is now consulting interested parties to determine if the finding should be left to expire or if it should conduct a review which could prolong it.

Parties requesting or opposing the initiation of an expiry review of the findings must file a notice of participation with the Tribunal's Secretary on or before the date specified in the Tribunal's Notice of Expiry.

The Tribunal will issue a decision by December 27, 2018, on whether an expiry review is warranted. If the Tribunal decides that an expiry review is not warranted, the order will expire on its scheduled expiry date. If the Tribunal decides to initiate an expiry review, it will issue a notice of expiry review.

According to statistics published by the Canada Border Services Agency there were no subject goods imported from 2014 to 2017 and, in the same period, there were very few importations of steel plate originating in or exported from the subject countries.

For additional information and a detailed description of the goods at issue see: Notice of Expiry LE-2018-007



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